Dangers of sedentary lifestyle

sedentary-lifestyleDid you know that exercise is not just good for you; it is, in fact, mandatory? BBC have published an article showing that sedentary lifestyle is responsible for nearly as many deaths as smoking (even though, as less people smoke than lead sedentary lifestyles, smoking is still deemed far more dangerous).

The report, published in the Lancet to coincide with the build-up to the Olympics, estimates that about a third of adults are not doing enough physical activity, causing 5.3m deaths a year.

That equates to about one in 10 deaths from diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and breast and colon cancer.

Researchers said the problem was now so bad it should be treated as a pandemic.

And they said tackling it required a new way of thinking, suggesting the public needed to be warned about the dangers of inactivity rather than just reminded of the benefits of being active.

You can access the full article HERE.